Notification to WTO Committee on TBT 20th December 2021 - The Construction products Regulations 2022

Published: 22 December 2021

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified to the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade under Article 3.2 and 7.2 the intention to introduce the Construction products Regulations 2022 under the Building Safety Bill (once it has received Royal Assent) which will extend the existing regulatory framework to cover all construction products placed on the market in the UK.

Changes to rules of origin requirements between EU and UK - supplier declarations

Published: 22 December 2021

1 January 2022 is bringing about some changes with regards to the requirements for rules of origin, for goods going between the UK and EU. Previously, to prove origin, businesses have been allowed to get supplier declarations on origin after exporting goods, but from next year, supplier declarations will be required at the time of export.

EADs will continue to be valid as a basis for UKTA/UKCA

Published: 17 December 2021

Over the last weeks, EOTA reached agreements with both the European Commission and the British government that will allow the continued use of EADs in the British market. The arrangement will allow manufacturers to continue relying on EADs as a basis for their UK Technical Assessment (UKTA) and the associated UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) also after 31 December 2021. The prerequisite is that the EAD has been cited in the Official Journal of the European Union.

UKAS confirmed membership of EA

Published: 14 December 2021

On 30th November 2021, UKAS circulated the email below announcing that their membership of European co-operation Accreditation (EA) had been agreed at an EA General Assembly vote on 25th November.

UK REACH- door opens to explore a new model for transitional REACH registrations

Published: 07 December 2021

It is now 10 months since BASA signed a joint letter from the UK chemical supply chain and its manufacturing customer base to Government (see attached), calling for a more practical application of the UK REACH regime. I can now confirm that the door has potentially re-opened after an announcement yesterday.